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Entered at the Postofice at New
Irry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, July 4, 1911.
There was a scarcity of ice in New
berry on Sunday. When you once form
the ice habit it is awfully inconven
ient to get along without it. The ice
plant here has the monopoly of the
business and should take care of its
home people. We understand there
was an accident to the machinery,
which of course will happen at times.
Now is the time to be considering
the question of roads.
The chamber of commerce and the
merchants of Newberry -might, to great
advantage to themselves and to the
business of this community, take up
the consideration of improving and
putting in good condition the two
toads leading from Newberry to the
two steel bridges over Saluda river.
We drove over the one to the upper
steel bridge as far as Deadfall the
other day and it is badly in need of
w rk and if the work were done and
pr perly done befox e the fall travel
sets in it could be done at much less
This town has been getting a very
large and a very good trade from Sa
luda county for many years. In order
to retain that trade/there are two
things necessary. One is to give the
top of the market for cotton and the
other is to put the two roads mention
ed in good condition.
Saluda will have a railroad by fall
and that will increase the advantages
of the town as a trading point. No
doubt a great many Sal'uda people who
have been in the habit for years of
trading at Newberry would prefer to
continue, bu't will not do so unless
Newberry makes it to their interest to
TO THE HEALTH AUITHORITIES.
In the nature of things, there can be
miothingo important to a town as
the health of its people.
There is a great deal of sickLess in
Newberry. The Intensely hot and dry
'weather, whtch has broken the ree
ords of r. any years, both for intensity
and duration, may have a great deal
to. do with this condition.
But experts tell us there is a local
cause for typhoid fever.
There is a great deal of typhoid fev
er in Newberry.
We do not know what the health.
authorities are doing in the way of
inspecting premises and of requiring
them to be kept clean, and in thie way
of keeping thle streets and ditches of
the city clea.n. We do know that there
are some drains in Newberry that ned
attention,'and that need attention bad
A long hot and dry spell such as
that through which we are now pass
ing requires increased endeavors on
the part of the h'ealth authorities.
There are a great many matters in
Newberry that demand their-attention.
FARYERS' UTNION~ FOR GOOD ROADS
One of the most commendable reso
lutions passed at the recent State con
vention of the Farmers' union, at Fitz
-gerald, was one endorsing the ,good
roads spirit now characteristic of the
State, and urging county authorities
to stimulate road construction with a
view to its effect upon the aricultural:
'welfare of .the communities.
That policy is already tolerably well
imbedded in the good rcads attitude of
the respective counties. For just one
.illustration, road improvement in Sum
ter has enhanced farm values sev'eral'
hundred per cent. In some instances
the values of farms have beran increas
ed, despite the -fact that their owners
were originally so indiffe:ent as to1
tail to do their share in the e,:rk.
Wherever north and South and east
and west trunk lines are constructed
throughi counties it is a safe assump
tion :hat lateral lines will radiate to
the farthest edges of the county. This
means that every portion of the county
will profit equally, and that the devel
opment inseparable from good roads
will be symmetrical.
The farmers of the State, whether1
or. not affiliating with the Farmers'
union, can be of mudih influence in
their individual counties by agitating
-for g.ood radc. H-ighway Construc
tion and improvement will not be long
delayed, once the authorities discover
the man behind the plow is in favor
of it.-Atlanta Constitution.
There is no more important matter
which can engage the attention of the
Farmers' union of South Carolina than
the improvemnt of the roads. Diver-!
sified farming-the raising, first, of
what the -farmer needs for home con
sumption, and then the money crops
and the building of good permanent
roads will make the Southern farmer
the most independent man in the
world today, and will give him all
the surroundings and the advantages
to make him the happiest.
The program of the Rural Letter
Carriers convention now in session in
Florence, includes a day devoted to
good roads- ay, July 4. The Rural
I4er Cawrir assocIation can devote
its time to no more worthy or more
THE HOSIERY MILL.
In "The Auotbiography of a Jailer,"
by I. K. Friedman, which appeared in
the last two issues of the Saturday
Evening Post-and which is a remark
ably strong article on the management
of places of correction-there appears
a paragraph which is of peculiar in
terest in this State at this time. It is
"Even the material profits of our
farm were of ymall moment compared
with the physical and spiritual 1m
provements that the out-of-door work
and life brought about for those for
tunate enough to be assigned to tasks
on it. Many of my prisoners are agri
cultural ?aborers and farm owners as
well, and to, ' it<i mn them to the in
door toil of the shops often results in
adding to the number of Victims of that
dread isease, consumption, which our
civilization is engaged in fighting. Of
ten I wonder why the . penitentiary,
that hotbed of the destructive germ,
is overlooked in the heat of the battle."
The hosiery mill 'of the South Caro
lina penitentiary, if the report of the
State board of health be true--and it
has not been questioned--would fur
nish material for the writing of a hor
rible tragedy,' true to life. Governor
Blease is right in his unalterable de
termination that the hosiery mill mustI
go, and must go speedily. Every day
that it is in operation adds to South
Carolina's shame, and to the gravity of
South Carolina's offending in con
demning her criminal wards to work
where the chances of contracting that
dread disease which means a slow and
horrible death are against them.
The hosiery- mill was long over
looked in the heat of the battle, and
it is to the governor's everlasting cred
it that the conditions were brought to
When issues of life and death are
involved, the matter of contracts by
which an individual -hopes to make
money from - the la'bor of convicts
which condemns them to one of the
most terrible forins of death, should
not be allowed to stand in the way.
Far better to pay Mr. Graham all the
profits which he could have expected
to make during the tenure of his con
THE CHAiRLOTTE OBSERVER O
The frequent 'unassuming' display of
the Charlotte Observer's vast store of
knowledge of society matters and of
fashions, including the hobble skirt
and the harem, has led us to look up
to our North Carolina cotemporary as
an authority upon all such matters,
and not long since, when in doubt, we
quoted it as such. We have not had
occasion to change our opinion, but
after a very careful reading of the Ob
server's society column in its issue of
Saturday morning, we have been forc
ed to the conclusion that Charlotte
society is cutting some rather queer
antics these fearfully hot days.
Here is one item: "Verily, this is
heart-rending." What is "heart
rending" may be very clear to those
in the :inner circles, but those of us
who are not are in danger of a mild1
form of insanity in the conjectures to
which our curiosity is leading us.
Now, the advent of twins is alwaysi
a social item of considerable import
ance in any community, and in these
days which are condemned by Col.
Roosevelt, twins are rare enough, 'tis
true, and whatever they may do is, of|
2ourse, worthy of note. But Charlot-c
twins sem to be able to do stunts not
even attempted by twins anywhere
?lse. Listen to this paragraph in the
abserver's usually lucid "In Social
circles": "The Twins can get runs out
)f nothing at all."
IBut the worst is yet to come. The
Dbserver's society editor is not yet;
ready to recommend all of Charlotte
ociety. "We want," says this society
Sditor, in this same column, a few
;tartling items below the one above
luoted, "to give the upper end of the
;econd division a thorough trial before
recommending it o some of the oth
We don't altogether blame the so
,iety editor, however. Possibly the
zesitation in giving recommendations j
o a part of Charlotte's society is ex-1
plained by the very next item: "Clancy
seems to think less of his ball club
than anybody else, judging from the
way he cuts up."
From the depths of the despair into
which the recital of social conditions
in Char:otte has plunged us, we would
send up the humble request to our
harlotte cotemporary 'to cease pub
lishing to the world such a deplorable
state of affairs.
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* THE IDLER.
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I notice that in some of the coun
ties there was a rush on Saturday to
secure the first Dn'arriage license. That
in Lexington -county Congressman Le
ver was the first one. He is to wed
Miss Butler. In Anderson' county the
first was Mr. J. T. Hollis, of the Orr
ville mill, who is to wed Miss ,Bruce.
In this case a live jewelry firm gave
the happy couple a gold wedding ring.
I do not know who is the first in New
berry but I feel sure Judge Schum
pert will give a handsome wedding
present to the first couple and no
doubt Jno. Mayes and Ellis William
son will vie with each other in the
presentation of some valu9ble memen
to of the occasion, This is the first
time in the history of South Carolina
tht there has been any attempt to1
legislate on the marriage question.,
Some people thought the marriage li-1
cense law would be a step in the di
rection of a divorce law and the ps
sage of the license -law 'was stubbornlyI
fought. It seems to me that there- is
no good reason to conclude that such
would be the result. I should think
there are many advantages in a 11
cense law. South Carolina is unique
among the States in that she has
never recognized any divorce law and
I hope she will remain so. It is easy d1
to get married but once married South<
arolina says the Bible is true-ithatli
the union should remain until death I
separates. And I'll tell you if the: I
human laws would pattern more near- i
ly after the divine they would be bet- 1
Speaking of this reminds me to re- i
mark again that' we havie too many I
laws. They result in constant viola- I
tionS and the violation of one law j
eads so easily to the violation of oth- 1
er laws, and the people soon come to 1
lose respect for all constituted author- 1
ity and when that happens there isi
chaos and anarchy. The best govern- I
ed people are the least governed. .1'
Take the big book oif ordinances for
the little town of Ne'wberry. I'll bet
you my last summer's panama that
there isn't any officer of the town from
the mayor on up to the health officer
who knows one-half of the ordinances
-'nd they are not to blame, because
it is worth more than their salaries toK
l'earn all these laws. Now, I submit,1
would it not be better for the good
order of the community to have fewer
laws and have them enforced. For in
stance, would it not be better to tre-'
peal the ordinance against dogs run
ning on the street without a muzzle
than have all these dogs--bull dogs,E
ae, collies, 'hounds, setters, curs, and
avery .other variety and species-run
ing at large these hot days without ~
ear of being disturbed or molested
by the dog catcher. For just as sure
s you live these dogs will come to
hiavey a disrespect and contempt for
the ordinances of the town. I am1
ifraid they feel that way now, judg
ing by the proud air with which they
roam the streets and make pedestrains
s'tep aside for them. Just what any
body wants with a bull dog I have C
been unable to figure out, and I have
fgured on it hard and long. But I c
reckon if I had one I would love him
too. Once upon a time in the long,1
long ago I had a bench leg fice, wel
:aled him Penny, and I was very fond
>f him and mourned his death and t
gave him a decent burial. He wasp
worthless, except to eat the scraps and' r
Q n Tuesday morning we
W..L. Douglass and John F
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 the
duce the stock we make tU
,Such Oxford values wer<
berry before. Come early
the window and note the pi
See The- Wnd(ow.
,rk and play with me and yet I loved dzd n ice
at old dog. That is all right for me i tw~m-sta
tt I should not let my dog be aifntelmewh.
nnace to the health or -the life of my Iwsari a
ighbor. That Is the way it appearsbidigi Wsig
Now, take the position of health of-thwyteyudt
er. Do you suppose our health offi- toefn oe ob
r is familiar with one-fourth of the te.Iwswnei
ws pertaining to the health of theeTlendi'tfD
wn. Do you suppose that one-hbalf PTelwt ufc
fthem he is familiar with are en-soptclauphi
~roed. I am told ihede are a number isedo nyoc
fcases of typhoid fever in stown. .It wyntefretes
ssaid there is always a local cause Bi hr o r g.
r this disease. Have th e sanitaryoftsedaltero
gulatons been enforced. What does wud' utt cu
e board of health say of it. hf you oc ek h
ep your premises in good sanitary bt neadynw
ndition and your next door neighbor mme hnStr
sregards every simple rule of sanita-knw as"ungh
io you are just as much exposed astatyuwr pet
i is and he has no legal nor moralawekButis
ght to put you and your family in,mnrepc.Int
edardy. That is the purpose of theofSlmnKarId
ard of health and health officer. Arepotfcelorwse
e regulations enforced. I have mn"hwd oac
own to my sorrow when they were Ite lae n ie
t. That is the purpose of the law to adn a omls
ep one man from doing violence toafidBuInts(
s neighbor. Ini the little *bit that sineadmcoe
get about town I can see every daylasndoiane
hat seem toamedwulddbepgoodeger
Lnd dseas breders nd the are ao me-gord tht
ot henther sgnsshold e tkentak notic telmhat I
Low. Ihav tie ad ai rge tcea thrug he and
he mpotane f ceanngup he ldtheat they buned tb
own.If e soul besonfotuntie. Io staond rin
.s o lsesom haf oze ofou godnm oetorin' down
peope frm tphoi feer ten Purello were gouflig
oar~ ~ ~ ~~~~~ised of helhad elhofcr ad o inonck s
roul pla .thd-lin hvingevey ot tefoe theiop
ody et bsy ad pu ther prm Bse here and 'eem toi
Sth dogordnanc Whe I f dageost deadlke ao
nce f te mn Ihaveheled ut n souldn'tumbl and scu
~ud d soe cssig i I hou hth oe Do diy now.
~rould elp maters.bTh fellowwhotung
oes not regard he firstblaigho
ealth shouldbeamadeotowmve offptot0
.imelfandif e ant tokil hisef ISoelmontrinrd Itd
~t hm doit ut h ~ o leal o tofrice ando Nws te
ora riht t jepardze he halt "chanwbe mtoacc
nd if ofhi neghor an 'is eih-they town-sed city te
or'sfamly ad t se tha edoe to read:"Th ty thles
ot i themaipuroseof or b afraod tin-but ne
ray, thatarwindndmertdankncho i
aesright of the boar of hath aon o Loon iTh Hsadferld
d isheale officer. Iand nt thelyeare fr$.0
u then thei igns sholdemtke
Tionce out cleaning up and sad Teudriedi
wtn If hweneoud be o uhneorn assbrteeah
osice ploy .the 1iSaving eveigry- ..Hlace e
ot long *ago and pu atually spred hrc,osesdy J
place on sale 500 pairs
'reeman Oxfords1 worth
pair, in order to re
~e sensational price of .
Snever offered in New
and get your size. See
-ice, $1.98 the pair.
5cc What Bargains
self to find out publip is cordially invited -to attend,
~ood grammar- and a good dinner is guaranteed.
s correct-well, Di. E. Halfacre.
n a government J. D. H. Kibler.
on. That floor
so immaeulately Vacant Scholarshifs in the Citadel,
pretty. That is The Military College of South Caro
) keep some of Uina, Charleston, S. C.:
is in the big ci---.
g why the gov- One vacancy in the beneficiary
ish Post-master scholarships in the Citadel from Newi
mt amount of berry county will be filled by comitet4
floor every day tive examination on August 11, 190L1.
week. And then For full information concerniig
itting ordinance, these scholarships address the super
n up against one intendent, at the Citadel, Charleston,
wn laws. Still it S. C. -
daily instead of Next session begins September 20,
have to take a 1911.
And I can re- The Citadel offers courses ini Civil
ay night was Engineering, English, Chemistry and
," which meant Physics. Degrees of B. S. and C.-E.
d to bathe once conferred. It is designated by the
tave changed in war department as one of the distin
e good old days guished military institutions, one8 of
on't suppose the whose graduates receives a commis
er scrubbed and sion in the United States army.
and spat where
e was no officer] WANTED. .
;or make them --
ay of advanced Teacher for St. Paul's school, Po
nd bacteria and maria, S. C. Lady teacher preferred.
.nd so forth and Send all applications on or befor6
t . July 15, 1911, to following trustees:
rill you please Pomnaria, S. C.
3eived your no- T. A. Epting,'
rad and News Slighs, S. C.
iilding near the ~ L. D. Stone,
i street was go- .Slighs, S. C.
and that I be- DR. W. E. PELHAM, JR.
to do what you Offiee Hours:
>me of the props 8.30 to 9 a. m.
is still itting 12 to 1p. m.
e defying your Office over Pelham's Drug Store.
is now really 7-4-2t.
r some stranger IMEETING OF STOCKHOLaDEES.
a.ll therein, it
o avoid a snag. The annual meeting of the stock
tve this 'eyesore holders of the Farmers bank will be
Don't keep talk- held in the offiee of the bank, at Pros~
perity, S. C., Wednesday, July 12, at 12
m. for the purpose of electing directors
suggest to Trhe and transacting such other business
advisability of as may come before the meeting.
tsuggested for E. 0. Counts,
at does things," - Cashier.
is always going NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
The Iler. Notice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement, as administra
nd News one tor, on the Estate of Viy. J. Kohn, de
eeased, in the probate/court for New
berry county, South Carolina, on Au
E- gust 5, 1911, at 11 o'clock a. in., and
11 give a first- immediately thereafter apply for let
'esidence of Mr. ters dismissory as such administrator.
-St. Phillips S. J. Kohn,
r28, 1911. The 7-4-4t-1taw. Administrator.